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White Material

Claire Denis / FR, CM, 2009 / 106 min.

The threat of an approaching rebel army of child soldiers cannot persuade manager Maria to abandon her coffee plantation. She contemptuously calls her ex-husband a defeatist when he tells her he wants to leave the country. Isabellle Huppert delivers another brilliant performance in Claire Denis’ portrait of a group of neo-colonials who seem blithely unaware that their presence is not wanted.

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Denis collaborated closely with French author and Prix Goncourt winner Marie N”Diaye on the script.

Details

Director

Claire Denis

Production year

2009

Country

FR, CM

Original title

White Material

Length

106 min.

Language

French

Subtitles

ENG

Format

35mm

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